Wow, Mike Huckabee does have the front runners very, very nervous. Check out this piece in the WSJ by conservative (very, very economically conservative) John Fund hacking away at Huckabee as a conservative Bill Clinton.
…I also know he is not the “consistent conservative” he now claims to be.
Nor am I alone. Betsy Hagan, Arkansas director of the conservative Eagle Forum and a key backer of his early runs for office, was once “his No. 1 fan.” She was bitterly disappointed with his record. “He was pro-life and pro-gun, but otherwise a liberal,” she says. “Just like Bill Clinton he will charm you, but don’t be surprised if he takes a completely different turn in office.”
The gist of the article is that Huckabee, while socially conservative, is an economic and environmental liberal who loves the spotlight.
Well let’s think about this. He loves the spotlight? Check. He was a preacher and is now a politician – he definitely believes in himself.
An economic and environmental liberal? Yeah, he only cut taxes and fees 100 times totaling more than $375 million. He only left a state surplus of nearly $850 million. What a liberal disaster he is.
This is a pure hit piece with a curious number of quotes from Mitt Romney backers.